Why isn't everyone compiling wine

Joris Huizer jorishuizer at planet.nl
Sat May 22 04:30:58 CDT 2004

Hello everyone,

I find myself repeating to a lot of people, the advice to *compile* 
wine. In my opinion, at least as long as wine is alpha software, it 
really should be configured the best way for *your* system;

It seems wine by rpm packages or other binary installs break far more 
often than wine being custom compiled - appart from the limited support 
wine gives, you add problems by non-optimal configuration.
I'm not someone who says you should compile everything - I'm not running 
gentoo - but wine isn't a stable product yet and I think you should grip 
every stability there where you could get it - shouldn't the winehq site 
*recommend* custom compiling? It's all automated so everyone should be 
able to do this...

just wondering...


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